Vespa Club of Britain Attendance Championship Events

The Vespa Club of Britain have announced their 2019 Attendance Championship Event list. See the VCB members' magazine, Vespa News, or their facebook page for more information. 1) 23rd February : Burton Brewers2) 1st – 3rd March : Modrapheniacs 3) 7th April : VMSC Extravaganza4) 19th – 22nd April : BSRA Scarborough 5) 3rd – … Continue reading Vespa Club of Britain Attendance Championship Events

Rare Lambretta SX

In the past we've posted about the Vespa mopeds that some traditionalists may not class as real Vespas, but Piaggio weren't alone in using their brand name on a widening range of products to meet customer demands. Innocenti first produced their Lambretta 48 moped in the 1950s, but it didn't really do well compared to … Continue reading Rare Lambretta SX

Project 5 – another Butcher Garage Vespa

In October of last year we brought you news and pictures of a couple of stunning Vespas  from behind the former Iron Curtain, and now, 12 months later here's another to appreciate. Like before, this Vespa – Project 5 – is from the Butcher Garage in St Petersburg, albeit this time a smallframe with little … Continue reading Project 5 – another Butcher Garage Vespa

Lambretta Junior original film

The great smallframe scooter battle between Lambretta and Vespa took place in the mid-1960s, which Vespa eventually won. However...  Can't help but love the Lambretta J125 Starstream though, just check out this promotional video of it from 1967...

70s TV advert – the ubiquitous Vespa PX

Back in 1977, Italian scooter manufacturer Piaggio launched not just a new Vespa scooter but a new range of Vespas. I'm sure they didn't realise back then that they'd still be manufacturing a PX in 2015, but they are, and this Italian television advert shows the first models in the range from 1977... Vespa P-range … Continue reading 70s TV advert – the ubiquitous Vespa PX

Vespa 50 Special – Fully Loaded (Pt. 2)

Following on from our previous post... The owner and creator of this scooter was one Bryn Owen from Market Bosworth near Leicester. His humble Vespa 50 Special (apparently fitted with a 100cc engine, presumably to carry the excess weight of the accessories!) created quite a stir back in the early 1980s, with first the Leicester … Continue reading Vespa 50 Special – Fully Loaded (Pt. 2)

Surf’s Up scooter riders!

Packing the scooters for Woolacombe rally this weekend, and with it being a surf mecca for those who can, we thought we'd share this with you all.Found Down Under on the Wheels 24 website, they found bolt-on carriers available there for the Vespa GTS range to carry either a bicycle (why?) or a surfboard. Apparently … Continue reading Surf’s Up scooter riders!